The Month in Horror Releases: July

This was going to happen sooner or later, but it looks like July might be this year’s weakest month as far as horror releases go. Made up entirely of unknown indie films and a major theatrical release that has received little to no hype thus far, July really isn’t looking too good for horror. But while it’s undoubtedly a weak lineup, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these films turns out to be a hit—before we get started with all of that, however, here’s what I watched in June:

Prevenge (review): Despite its interesting concept, Prevenge lacks meaningful characters and any real sense of direction—bloody and aimless.

Personal Shopper (review): Stewart shines in this poignant ghost story with traditional roots as it dissects the afterlife and what it means to move on amidst a terrible loss.


July 4

Awakening the Zodiac (VOD)

Director: Jonathan Wright

Cast: Shane West, Leslie Bibb, Matt Craven

The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels.

The Evil In Us (VOD)

Director: Jason William Lee

Cast: Debs Howard, Danny Zaporozan, Behtash Fazlali

While on a fourth of July holiday, six best friends fall victim to the insidious plan of a mysterious organization when they are unknowingly transformed into bloodthirsty cannibals.


July 14

Wish Upon (Theaters)

Director: John R. Leonetti

Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King, Elisabeth Röhm

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.


July 18

Lake Alice (VOD)

Director: Ben Milliken

Cast: Brando Eaton, Michael Shamus Wiles, Peter O’Brien

The family Thomas goes out to their cabin in the woods to celebrate Christimas together with their daughter and her boyfriend. But their first x-mas together may be their last.


July 21

Killing Ground (Theaters & VOD)

Director: Damien Power

Cast: Tiarnie Coupland, Aaron Pedersen, Harriet Dyer

A couples camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.


July 25

Awaken the Shadowman (VOD)

Director: J.S. Wilson

Cast: James Zimbardi, Skyler Caleb, Jean Smart

After the mysterious disappearance of their mother, estranged brothers reunite and discover an unknown supernatural force.


July 28

It Stains the Sands Red (VOD)

Director: Colin Minihan

Cast: Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir

In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.

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10 thoughts on “The Month in Horror Releases: July

  1. Hey Ryan, great to see you still doing your thing buddy. I see you’ve had a bit of a site name re-brand? You still writing for Arrow in the Head? Hope alls well here anyway.

    On topic, I want to see Awakening the Zodiac mainly as the subject fascinates me but I worry it will be a waste of time direct to home video style film. And maybe Personal Shopper too if I get chance, sounds intriguing enough.

    1. Yeah changed the name a year or two ago—still horror, just a new name. I no longer write for AITH, but all is good per usual! Glad to see you back around these parts, btw!

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